The folks over at SPIN have entered their verdict on the new Dex album, Ruins of Berlin, and it's a four-starred one!
First in Flat Duo Jets, and now with nimble sis Sara Romweber (ex–Let's Active) on drums, the dynamic Dexter keeps the careening, untamed spirit of early rock'n'roll alive by not taking anything too seriously. Ruins of Berlin aims to raise his profile by featuring tender duets with Cat Power ("Love Letters") and Neko Case ("Still Around"). But it's fevered outbursts like "Lookout" and "Grey Skies," where Dex unleashes his slightly sloshed voice and surfabilly guitar, that have real soul-saving potential. -- John Young, SPIN.com